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Understanding and Managing Cracks in Concrete

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
Cost: FREE

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Carboline is a St. Louis-based coatings manufacturer with a global reach. The company, founded in 1947, produces high-quality performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products in more than 20 manufacturing facilities around the world. Carboline’s cutting-edge research and development center is a reflection of its commitment to remaining at the forefront of the protective coatings industry.

Dudick – A Division of Carboline

In 2021, Carboline announced the acquisition of Dudick, Inc. Dudick is a world leader in high-performance coatings, flooring, and tank linings headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. For over 50 years, Dudick has provided solutions in corrosion resistance and chemical containment systems for food processing, steel production, chemical processing, pulp and paper, electronics, power, and biological research labs.

This webinar will address the proper methods for treating cracks and joints in concrete on floors coated with high-performance coating systems. It will start by outlining the surface preparation standards required for repair work to begin before moving on to discuss various cracking scenarios and the recommended repair method(s) for each. Discussed topics will include keying in a joint, use and selection of backer rod, why not to use sand, and types of fill material. The webinar will also offer guidance on when a maintenance manager should enlist the assistance of an outside resource vs. when they can easily handle these repairs themselves.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

• Know how to properly prepare cracked concrete surfaces for repair;
• Understand the best method for repairing concrete based on the cracking scenario; and
• Recognize when to seek outside assistance for repair work.


Jeff Bailey, Southeast & Gulf East SME
Dudick – A Division of Carboline

Bailey has worked at Dudick for 42 years and is an expert in selecting, recommending, and applying heavy-duty chemical-resistant linings and coatings. He has over 20 years of experience in high-performance coatings and floorings in biological high-containment research laboratories, including for the National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and Homeland Security.

Anthony Allegra, Product Line Manager

Allegra is a Product Line Manager at Carboline, with a global focus on the Dudick, Carboseal, and Carbocrete product lines, to name a few. He has been in the coatings industry for 15 years. He is a Senior Certified Coatings Inspector and is an active member of industry organizations that enhance the community of protective coating professionals.

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